From left, Dr. David J. Livingston, president of Lewis University; Brother William Mann; and Russ Smyth, previous chair of the Lewis University Board of Trustees.

On May 20, Brother William Mann, 13th president of Saint Mary’s University, was presented with an honorary doctorate from Lewis University, a Lasallian Catholic university in Romeoville, Ill., for his service in education and to the De La Salle Christian Brothers.

Lewis University honored Brother William for “his dedication to enhancing the global family of Lasallian institutions and deepening the formation and education of the Brothers and their lay partners in the Lasallian mission.” Lewis University also noted that Brother William has “partnered with others to awaken, nurture, and empower young people; to reach out and help heal a sometimes too fragile world; and to be open to the possibility of a relationship with the living God.”